More than 17 million Americans participate in the sport. Unfortunately, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that more than 61,000 injuries from inline skating were treated in 2007.
What are the common inline skating injuries?
Most inline skating injuries are musculoskeletal in nature, including fractures and sprains. The wrist is the most frequently injured body part, making up 37 percent of all injuries, and two-thirds of wrist injuries are fractures. Head injuries comprise about 5 percent of inline skating injuries.
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